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Is this U-Boots Kriegsabzeichen genuine?

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    Default Is this U-Boots Kriegsabzeichen genuine?

    I was wondering if anyone could tell me if this UBoat badge is genuine, or fake?
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    Last edited by Adrian; 10-04-2010 at 10:28 AM. Reason: Title changed to use German terminology.

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    Default Re: Is this U Boat badge genuine?

    Hi, and welcome to the forum!

    This is a fake. It has been cast from a 1957 pattern badge, which is devoid of the eagle and swastika of a wartime badge: then a bogus wartime makers mark of L/21 has been stampted on the pin.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Default Re: Is this U Boat badge genuine?

    Here is a wartime pattern badge for your reference.
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    Default Re: Is this U Boat badge genuine?

    Thanks for the information. It is for sale on ebay right now.

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    Default Re: Is this U Boat badge genuine?

    My pleasure!

    One to avoid

    Cheers, Ade.

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